Mr. Clark’s Big Band

ISBN: 978-1-939288-03-5
300 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: MAY 2017

Mortified: a novel about oversharing

FICTION ISBN: 978-1-939288-03-5
300 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: MAY 2013

A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum

FICTION ISBN: 978-1-936214-45-7
Paperback Pub Date: 2007
$4.99 Kindle

Reviews of A Suburban Mom

“A funny, empathetic novel . . . and her voice is irresistible.”
—Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe columnist and author of Milkshake

“Dig right into this very satisfying parfait of fiction.”
—Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of Becoming Finola and Selling the Lite of Heaven

“. . . a thoroughly entertaining read.
Put on a video for the kids and treat yourself to Mortified.”
—Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't so Bad Either)

Meredith O’Brien

A journalism instructor at Northeastern University in Boston, O’Brien is a former newspaper and investigative reporter, award-winning columnist and blogger. She is the author of A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum a collection of humor columns (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2007), Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing which was a finalist for a ForeWord Reviews debut novel competition (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2013), and a co-author of The Buying of the President which examined the connections between campaign donors an presidential candidates (Avon 1996).
O’Brien has been published in an array of publications and sites including the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Baltimore Sun, The Nation and the Huffington Post.























Mr. Clark’s Big Band celebrates the power of music and team camaraderie, of the big heart of a risk-taking teacher, and of a small town which closed ranks to help its children emerge on the other side of grief.

“Endearing and inspiring.” -- Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of In These Girls, Heart is a Muscle

“A timeless story, one that underlines in gold the power of the unsung heroes all around us.”
-- Suzanne Strempek Shea, Author of nine books including This is Paradise

“A warm-hearted story about a charismatic middle school jazz band director ... written with insight and affection.” -- Dr. Steve Raybine, Jazz educator and recording artist


In Mortified, readers follow Maggie Kelly, who attempted to work through her resentment about feeling as though she was being held captive by motherhood and matrimony, by chronicling her exploits in a blog. When her blogging identity was eventually revealed, her husband learned that she’d been writing about him, often in unflattering ways. The raw blogging candidness that made her a hit on the internet ultimately caused her husband heartbreak and humiliation. Mortified compares the relatively recent phenomenon of having private observations publicized on the internet to the various mortifications other characters experienced in the past, none of which were made as wildly public as Maggie’s complaints.